Since purchasing Iris Lodge we have worked continually to improve our efforts at sustainability. Our property was a grazing property and largely devoid of trees. We have planted over 9,000 trees and grasses so that wildlife can flourish. The choice of trees has been to provide habitat and feed for the critically endangered swift parrot. Significant resources have gone into erosion control measures and protecting Jilliby Jilliby Creek, that we front and is part of the local water catchment.
Our sustainable approach includes the following:
No large trees have been removed.
Revegetation of areas affected by previous farming activities
Continuous removal of exotic species - inc. blackberry and lantana.
Strict adherence to the local Council recycling programs.
Rainwater is used.
Biodegradable cleaning agents are used.
No intentional feeding of wildlife.
Solar energy is used.